Local grass fed/organic Lubbock,TX

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Created December 26, 2012 at 9:10 PM

New to Lubbock, where can I find local grass fed beef, and organic local farmers markets?

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on December 26, 2012
at 09:51 PM

Taken from eatwild.com

Green Cattle, LLC is an independent, family-owned and operated grass farm located just North of Lubbock, TX. We raise delicious grass-fed beef in a manner that is beneficial to the environment and humane for our livestock. Our beef is available in seasonal 10-lb shares that are available for purchase on farm or via quarterly delivery to Dallas, TX.

We are raising a flock of laying hens and plan to begin selling pastured eggs in the Spring of 2011. Please see our website for additional details.

Green Cattle Farm, Brian or Leslie Lohrding, 3522 CR 6100, Lubbock TX 79415. (806) 744-0858. E-mail: leslieandtheboys@gmail.com. Website: http://www.greencattlebeef.com.


on December 27, 2012
at 04:26 AM

I live an hour north of Lubbock. I get my meat through Paidom Meats out of Nazareth. They deliver to my town once a month with no extra charge, and they do it on the way to Lubbock. The prices are pretty reasonable and I don't even have to order half a cow or something (you can if you want). I get enough of specific cuts to last me a month. They offer beef, lamb, pork, whole pastured chickens, and pastured eggs (they are often out of eggs though).

Apple Country Orchards is in Idalou and they host their own farmers markets throughout parts of the year in Lubbock and on their farm. They are not certified organic, but their apples are pesticide free. I like to get raw cider and honey from them, and I went apple picking in their orchard this past fall. They also do CSA shares in the summer.

In case you do dairy, Pereira Pastures in Abernathy has raw milk, cream, kefir, and sour cream. They use 100% grass fed Jersey cows, and are in the process of implementing a hydroponic system to provide fresh green grass to their cows year-round. The website is out of date. I go to their farm and pick up milk and cream on the way out of Lubbock. Milk run $7/gal, cream $8/pint, kefir $6/half-gal (I think).

I don't know where you relocated from, but just an aside, farmers markets don't really get started until midsummer around here. Our winters can be pretty harsh for the area, so things aren't really ready to harvest until late June. There also aren't many things that grow well here. You will find nightshades at every market, plus a few kinds of melon, a billon quadrillon squash, and occasionally some avocado, peaches, and apples, depending on the farmer.

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